Free Back-To-School Vaccination Clinics For Frederick County Children

They’re sponsored by the Frederick County Health Department.

Frederick, Md (KM) Free vaccination clinics for children heading back to school are being sponsored by the Frederick County Health Department. They’ll take place from August 1st through September 11th, and are available for kids who do not have health insurance; whose health insurance does not cover vaccinations; or who cannot get the vaccines from their primary health care provider.

Even though the vaccines are free, families must call the Health Department at 301-600-3342 to make an appointment. No walk-ins.

Children who have health insurance which covers vaccinations are encouraged to get their shots from their primary health care provider.

Under state law, the School System requires proof of vaccination before allowing students to begin school. Those kids who have not received the required immunizations ma be unable to attend school until proof of vaccinations are provided, according to the Health Department.

For children getting the vaccinations: kids 17 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. If a parent of guardian cannot bring their child, they must send a written note  giving the individual bringing the child authorization to have the child  vaccinated. Also,  all vaccinated children are required to remain at the clinic for observation after the vaccines are administered. Only one parent may accompany children who have an appointment; additional persons will not be admitted. And everyone is asked not to come to the vaccine clinic if a child or parent/guardian has any symptoms, or awaiting for COVID-19 results.

By Kevin McManus